Ralph Rucci NYFW Fall 2013


He gave us futuristic with hints of mod and even 1920s. Sounds kind of crazy and all over the place, but Ralph Rucci is a master, and the collection was incredible, strong and very cohesive. The show opened with a blonde model wearing a black leather dress, like a fabulous character from a couturesque sci-fi movie. Then, amazing pops of color, teal, purple, chartreuse and the first of many ovations. I loved Rucci's use of texture. So much, leather, fur, feathers, embossed leathers and laser cut. Much of this in vibrant color. Lots of structure gave way to strong fashion softened by the luxurious textures. No surprise that Ralph Rucci got a standing ovation. Well earned, well deserved.